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ID (ISN) del documento108701
Número CIS 08-1144
Año 2007
Número de serie OSHA Publication No.3325-01N (2007)
Título Ethylene oxide (EtO): Understanding OSHA's exposure monitoring requirements
Información bibliográfica Publications U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 200 Constitution Avenue, Washington, D.C. 20210, USA, 2007. 28p. 15 ref.
Acceso Internet http://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA_ethylene_oxide.pdf [en inglés]
Resumen The purpose of this guidance document is to help employers understand how to monitor the quality of the air in workplaces where ethylene oxide (EtO) is processed, used, or handled. Air monitoring is an important activity that can help alert employers when unsafe levels of EtO are present in the air so that they can take steps to reduce employee exposure. EtO can be used more safely if appropriate precautions are taken and if equipment is adequately designed and maintained. This document clarifies the different types of EtO exposure monitoring, lists and explains the exposure levels used by OSHA, reviews the exposure monitoring requirements in OSHA's EtO rules, and outlines the monitoring decisions that the employer needs to make when employees work in areas where EtO is present.
Descriptores (primarios) Estados Unidos; dosificación en el aire; limitación de la exposición; óxido de etileno
Descriptores (secundarios) valores umbrales; responsabilidades de los empresarios; guías de seguridad; comentario de directiva; instituciones publicas de prevencion
Tipo de documento F - Notas informativas, directrices prácticas, normas
País / Estado o ProvinciaEstados Unidos
Tema(s) Sustancias tóxicas y peligrosas
Broad subject area(s) Riesgos químicos
Navegación por categoria(s) Ethers
Ethylene oxide